Investment Banking

Strategic acquisitions are a viable option to meet growth and earnings objectives for today’s successful community bank.

Representing both buyers and sellers, Austin Associates provides strategic option assessments, stock valuation services, acquisition pricing, structure guidance, due diligence assistance, contract negotiations and ongoing advice through the closing of a transaction.

According to SNL Securities, Austin Associates has consistently ranked nationally as a leader among the top 10 M&A advisors.

Having a trusted advisor is crucial for the success of a merger or acquisition. Austin Associates has been advising community bank buyers and sellers for more than 30 years.

Our familiarity with capital markets and instruments provide clients with realistic strategies for attracting public and private capital resources to support growth opportunities and to meet ongoing regulatory expectations.

Capital planning is an essential action item when evaluating the financial impact of acquisitions, expansion options and other strategic alternatives. Certain services are provided through Investment Bank Services, a registered broker-dealer.

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Northern Interstate Financial, Inc.

Norway, MI

has merged with

C.F.C. Bancorp, Inc.

Crystal Falls, MI

Closed March 31, 2017

Richard F. Maroney, Jr. served as lead advisor.

First Bank

Hamilton, NJ

has announced its intention to acquire

Bucks County Bank

Doylestown, PA

Announced March 29, 2017

Craig J. Mancinotti served as lead advisor.

Farmers National Banc Corp.

Canfield, OH

has announced its intention to acquire

Monitor Bancorp, Inc.

Big Prairie, OH

Announced March 13, 2017

Craig J. Mancinotti served as lead advisor.

First Commonwealth Bank

Prestonsburg, KY

has announced its intention to merge with

First Guaranty Bank

Martin, KY

Announced February 22, 2017

Craig J. Mancinotti served as lead advisor.

Independent Alliance Banks, Inc.

Fort Wayne, IN

has announced its intention to merge with

First Merchants Corporation

Muncie, IN

Announced February 17, 2017

Richard F. Maroney, Jr. served as lead advisor.

Central Bancompany, Inc.

Jefferson, MO

has closed its acquisition of

Bank Star One

Fulton, MO

Closed February 22, 2017

Craig J. Mancinotti served as lead advisor.

South Central Bancshares of Kentucky, Inc.

Glasgow, KY

has acquired

Kentucky National Bancorp, Inc.

Elizabethtown, KY

Closed October 12, 2016

Craig J. Mancinotti served as lead advisor.

Drummond Banking Company

Chiefland, FL

has announced its intention to acquire

Nature Coast Bank

Hernando, FL

Announced July 25, 2016

Craig J. Mancinotti served as lead advisor.

United Community Bancorp, Inc.

Chatham, IL

has acquired

Illini Corporation

Springfield, IL

Closed October 16, 2016

Richard F. Maroney, Jr. served as lead advisor.

First Sentry Bancshares, Inc.

Huntington, WV

has acquired

Rock Branch Community Bank

Nitro, WV

Closed October 7, 2016

Craig J. Mancinotti served as lead advisor.

First State Bank

Winchester, OH

has acquired

First Safety Bank

St. Bernard, OH

Closed August 5, 2016

Richard F. Maroney, Jr. served as lead advisor.

County Bank Corp.

Lapeer, MI

has merged with

Capac Bancorp, Inc.

Capac, MI

Closed September 12, 2016

Richard F. Maroney, Jr. served as lead advisor.

Horizon Bancorp

Michigan City, IN

has acquired

Kosciusko Financial, Inc.

Mentone, IN

Closed June 1, 2016

Richard F. Maroney, Jr. served as lead advisor.

MB Financial, Inc.

Chicago, IL

has acquired

American Chartered Bancorp, Inc.

Schaumburg, IL

Closed August 24, 2016

Craig J. Mancinotti served as lead advisor.

We have worked with Austin Associates for almost 20 years, including four acquisitions and various other strategic planning, risk management, and technology initiatives. They bring levels of expertise that make them an invaluable partner in helping us achieve our strategic objectives.

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